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Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack

HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill Tuesday aimed at repelling an attack from China, which has increased its threats to reclaim the island and it...

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles at 'hypothetical' enemy ships

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched ballistic missiles against a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported on Saturday. The drill took place amid a pressure campaign by the ...

Pompeo voids restrictions on diplomatic contacts with Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Saturday that the State Department is voiding longstanding restrictions on how U.S. diplomats and others have contact with their counterparts...

Beijing's policy toward Taiwan unlikely to change in 2021: think tank

Beijing's hostile policy toward Taiwan is likely to continue in 2021, according to a year-end report released by the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), a government-fund...

China's tanks 'court death' from Taiwan's Kestrel rockets: General

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a video released by China's state-run media showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) tanks "successfully defeating" Taiwanese forces in a mo...

Russia conducts drills of its strategic nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Wednesday conducted sweeping drills of its strategic nuclear forces that featured several practice missile launches. The Defense Ministry said i...

US, Estonia partnered to search out cyber threat from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the modern twist on old-fashioned war games, the U.S. military dispatched cyber fighters to Estonia this fall to help the small Baltic nation search out and block potential cyber ...

Military vehicles spotted in civilian areas amid Taiwan's 'Combat Readiness Week'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Taiwanese Armed Forces on Monday night (Oct. 26) kicked off their "Combat Readiness Week" exercises, many armored vehicles and military trucks have bee...

Taiwan Armed Forces kicks off 'Combat Readiness Week' drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military on Monday night (Oct. 26) kicked off its fourth annual "Combat Readiness Week" exercises, which will last for five days and take place acr...

US, Japan launch 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday (Oct. 26) began holding the "Keen Sword" military exercises amid...

NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel war games

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on each other’s national holidays, in a further sign of...

Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at ...

US, Japan to hold 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of China attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military announced that it will stage exercise "Keen Sword" with Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) in Japan amid fears China could exploit distractions c...

US B-1B bombers, Chinese spy plane spotted to east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two U.S. Air Force (USAF) bombers and one Chinese spyplane were spotted to the east of Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 25). At 12:16 p.m. the plane tracker Aircraft Spots tweet...

Taiwan says missiles sufficient to survive Chinese saturation attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Sept. 21) denied reports that it lacked sufficient missile supplies to defend against a "saturation attack&...